Solutions

### Posers

Numbered Pentominoes

 Challenge 15 – use YTNFV Challenge 16 – use LTXFYZV

Target Practice Plus

Challenge 1. 316 = (100 + 50) x 2 + 34 – 18. Other solutions use five numbers.

Using fiour: 316 = (100 + 50 + 8) x 2.

Using six: 316 = 34 x (18 / 2) + 8 + (100 / 50).

Challenge 2. 192 = (17 – 3) x 13 + (5 x 2). Other soutions use five numbers.

Using four: 192 = (17 – 5) x (13 + 3).

Using six: 192 = (17 – 9) x (13 + 5 + (3 x 2)).

Challenge 3. 16 = 150 – 85 – 35 – 17 + 3. Using just three numbers: 16 = (3 x 17) - 35.

other solutions possible.

### Department of Words

Ferriswords

From left to right find EFFIGY.

From right to left find GOTTEN.

### Five and Ten

Puzzle 1.  Infectious   Puzzle 2. Waterspout

Fit for Four

1. gin    2. pain     3. dog     4. ant

5. left    6. pocket     7. round     8. burn

Alphabet Muster

My list includes prefab, trains, cooled, debtor, napkin, madman, panzer, lawyer, risque, arches, sixgun, carver, injure.

Crisscross Crunch

Across, in row order: closed, sedate. text; amino, Nobel, belong; Yser, river, verses; abut, utile, lenses; cream, ameba, barns.

Down, in column order: blame, mesa, sabers; using, ingrate, a-team; Italy, lyre, rental; axon, onset, eterne.

Minicryptic 7s5s3s

Across 1. Stinger (hidden in clue)   4. Roget (Roger – r + t)    7. Ore (hidden in clue)     8. Taped (anagram)     9. Humidor (hidden in clue)

Down 1. Scratch (2 definitions)    2. Ingot (in + anagram GTO)                                                    3. Reorder (Reo + road – oa + er)

5. Era (initial letters)    6. Tepid (intrepid – i – n – r)

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